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About this blog: We are writing this blog to give practical advice to students and parents, to reflect on issues affecting college admissions, and to provide a platform for a robust community discussion on post-secondary choices. We occasionally f...  (More)

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Letting go
Aug 21, 2018 9:00 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

My youngest, a kindergartener, is learning to tie his shoes, and I so desperately want to do it for him. Partly because it will... More
Letting go
Aug 21, 2018 8:59 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

My youngest, a kindergartener, is learning to tie his shoes, and I so desperately want to do it for him. Partly because it will speed... More
Spring Break college touring
Mar 22, 2018 5:58 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

Students and families might use the opportunity of Spring Break to visit colleges. Some students are visiting to decide if they will... More
Spring College Fairs
Jan 10, 2018 1:07 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

Spring is a perfect time for students starting to think about college to attend college fairs.

==B Why should I attend a college... More
My applications are submitted, now what?
Nov 30, 2017 1:57 pm
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(written by Lori McCormick)

I field this question frequently, so I figured it was worth sharing a few general tips to help guide you through those next steps:

1. Check... More
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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